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I Mr. Thompson's
Model I
jg And How She Got a Perma
nent Engagement. I
By ALICE R. WETMORE.
•eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee*
"Where are you, Bill?" came a lazy
drawl from the tiny anteroom, which
Thompson designated the office.
"Here," replied that gentleman as
distinctly as a mouthful of brushes
would permit. "It's only Carter," he
explained to his model. "Or perhaps
you'd rather"—
"Oh, let him come in by all means,"
replied the girl. "I'd rather like to see
him."
A long, clean limbed young fellow
lounged in, halted apathetically for a
moment behind Thompson's canvas and
then sank lazily into a pile of cush
ions on the floor.
The girl on the model stand scruti
nized him closely and made up her
mind that he was the most typically
lazy man she had ever seen. His voice,
his walk, his carriage, had an absolute
lack of effort that was positively fas
cinating, and to complete the Impres
sion Ills strong, lean face was abso
lutely devoid of expression.
Suddenly, however, he gazed intent
ly and with a semblance of awakened
interest at the model. The pose was
rather striking. A heavy black velvet
gown accentuated that peculiar trans
•yt: parency of coloring which accompanies
a certain ileep rich shade of auburn
hair. A dull green background recon
clled the brilliant coloring of the upper
part of the picture to the dusky mys
terles of the lower canvas. The pose
of the figure was saved from insolence
only by the winsomcuess of the face.
Carter pulled lazily at his pipe and
continued to gaze at the girl with half
closed critical eyes. "Nice color," he
Anally asserted. "By Jove, that's a
wonderful pose!" with a sudden burst
of enthusiasm that startled the girl.
"Are you engaged after you finish with
Thompson?"
The other artist opened his mouth
then, with a quiet smile, closed It
again. The girl smiled, too, a little
smile that curled her upper lip deli
clously.
"No, sir I'm not engaged next
week," she replied quietly.
"Can you come to me for a two
weeks' pose, then, in the mornings?"
Thompson looked dubiously at the
girl. "Yes, sir, I'll come," she said.
The next Monday the model present
ed herself at John Carter's studio. He
scarcely looked up as he greeted her.
"Oh, is that you, Miss— Do you
know, I forgot to ask your name," he
drawled.
"Parks," the girl supplied smilingly.
The gown he gave her was also
black. He had hung? heavy stuffs
around and above the model stand un
to
the black gown and the background
'mingled darkly and the white face and
auburn hair fairly jumped from the
'gloom In a single, startling note of
color.
Carter set to work with a feverish
energy which quite transformed him.
\,He tried first o:. lose, then another,
In such rapid succession that the girl
was positively bewildered.
When he had at last found one tbat
pleased him he drawled apologetical
ly, with a slow, winning smile, "I'm
rather a hard fellow to get started,
:Mlss Parks, but I won't give you much
^trouble once we're off."
The girl watched the man with fas
.-dilated eyes. He worked with the pre
.clslon and energy of a splendid ma
chine. His face shone with positive
^Inspiration.
As for Carter himself, he was bliss
fully happy. With the true artist's
"sensitiveness he felt the absence of the
usual clash between the half hearted,
'prosaic models and the Ideals he strug
gled to embody by their aid. The at
mosphere lacked a single lnharmonl
sous element, for the girl seemed to
throw her whole personality into the
*. work.
At last he emerged from his trance
.sufficiently to observe that a white line
had appeared around the girl's com
pressed lips and that she wavered as
she stood.
"It must be time, to rest," he ob
served. "Why," as he glanced at the
dock, "you've been posing for nearly
^an hour. Why didn't you rest?" he
demanded reproachfully.
The girl sank into a chair with an
"amused gleam in her eyes. "I never
saw anybody so completely lost," she
'Mid. "I couldn't bear to disturb you."
The next morning he found himself
awaiting with unmistakable impa
^tienee the arrival of his model, and
.when at last she did stand before him
with a smiling "Good morning" on her
lips lib regarded the girl with an art
lsfs satisfaction.
She was charming In her dark street
gown. Her face was flushed and her
eyes bright with the exhilaration of an
autumn morning, and Carter was
strongly tempted to put away serious
work and make a study of her as she
stood. He banished the Idea, however,
and soon they were at work on the
"masterpiece." He refused to believe
it when the noon whistle Insisted that
It was 12 o'clock and Miss Parks de
parted.
The afternoon was unprecedentedly
long. He felt strangely disinclined to
woirk and finally put aside the canvas
,.«•£ brought out some unfinished
He worked on thetfe until bs
discovered that he had converted five
different heads into unmistakable like
nesses of Miss Parks. Then he mut
tered something beneath bis breath
and gave up in despair.
At the end of the last day but one
of tlie two weeks Carter realized that
•he central figure of his canvas was
completed, and the realization brought
a poignant feeling of regret. The rea
son for it came when it suddenly
{flashed upon him that tomorrow was
Miss Parks' last day. And then it was
that Carter made a discovery that a
less Inexperienced man would have
made long before. It came with such
shock that he was fairly stunned.
He, John Carter, the most unimpres
sionable of men, In love with his model!
When Miss Parks appeared the next
day he greeted her with his usual
»heerful "Good morning," but not an
other word was spoken until she had
taken the old familiar pose—for the
last time, he said to himself, with a
pang.
There was a strange restraint of
which both were aware. At last,
"This is the last day of the pose," the
girl ventured. Carter worked furious
ly. "Yes," he answered shortly. An
other pause. "Then you won't want
me any more?" The girl's voice strove
hard to be commonplace.
Carter threw down his palette in de
spair. The girl kept her pose brave
ly, her pretty head tilted, but the eyes
which met Carter's held a look which
oven he could not mistake. The man
bru.shed his hand across his eyes in
a quick, desperate little gesture. He
seemed to have brushed the old non
chalance away. He was fairly trans
formed.
"Want you!" he gasped. "Want you!
Don't you know I want you more than
anything in the world?"
"But you don't understand," the girl
began finally in a voice that was some
what smothered by Carter's broad
shoulder. "There are reasons," she
continued, with dignity, "why I can
not marry you."
"I am all ears," avowed Carter sol
emnly, "but you won't mind if I say
right now that the reasons won't make
a particle of difference, will you?"
"Oh, but they will. I've been deceiv
ing you," she confessed haltingly.
"Go on," commanded Carter more
soberly. All kinds of dreadful pos
sibilities loomed up before him.
"You'll never love me when you
know," she continued, with visible ef
fort "I—I'm not a model at all. I'm
Billy Thompson's cousfn," she rushed
on, "and when you came in and
thought I was a professional I wouldn't
let Billy tell you, and—I thought it
would be such a good Joke because
Billy had tpld me how you never cared
for girls or—anything, and"—
"You there, Jim?" Interrupted a fa
miliar voice from the hall. The girl
fled to the model stand and took her
pose. Carter dabbed lazily and with
perfect composure at his canvas.
Billy strolled in, an amused look in
his eyes. "Nice model," he remarked.
"Can I engage you for next week, my
pretty maid?"
Carter turned about lazily and re
garded his friend.
"I'm afraid not, Billy," he drawled.
"You see, your cousin has a permanent
engagement with me."
Maple Seed Aeroplane.
One of the newest flying machines
is said to be shaped on the plan of
a maple seed. This seed has, as we
know, one long, queerly curving wing
and two seeds hang from the stem in
pairs, making a very pretty pair of tiny
wings to dangle in the breeze or to
float far in the wind when they break
from the twig. The new aeroplane,
however, is shaped like a single wing
and seed. It has what Is called a hol
low blade wing, given its motion by a
rapid current of air that passes
through it from an engine at the op
posite end of the machine. The ma
chine will rise or descend vertically
and will remain in one position or go
ahead as the driver chooses. When
the engine is stopped the machine re
volves like a winged maple seed and
sails to the earth.
PRACTICAL HEALTH HINT.
Children and 8ickness.
Train children when well to be
docile patients when ill was the
advice of Dr. Charles H. Smith
at the New York Academy of
Medicine. "I am confident that
many little lives could be saved,"
said Dr. Smith, "if mothers
would only teach their children
the few simple duties that a sick
child must know. Taking a
child's temperature, for instance,
would seem easy, but I have
known children desperately ill
who screamed and were so
wrought up at the thought of it
that it was almost impossible to
do, and consequently the patient
could not be properly treated.
"Every child should be taught
to show his throat I expect
most physicians have had the
humiliating and very harrowing
experience of being obliged to
force a spoon down a little
throat while the child fought
and struggled and the parents
were in dismay. It would be
easy enough to teach any child
to show his throat whenever he
was asked.
"I should go so far as to rec
ommend keeping a healthy, nor
mal child In bed one day every
few weeks that hu might get
thoroughly used to It and that
the family might not be kept In
actual torture when he is really
ill."
•fr'
FIERCE BATTLES OF
POLISH BORDERLAND
Region of Masurian Lakes Scene
of Gigantic Conflicts.
Ruin and desolation everywhere
mark the terrific battlefields of the
Follsh and East Prussian borderland.
The illustration shows a wrecked
bridge over the Warte or Warta river
on the road from Kallseh to Warsaw.
Kalisch is the westernmost city of Itus
Sia in Poland and is 130 miles from
Warsaw. The bridge was destroyed
by the Russians.to cover a retreat and
was hastily repaired by German pio
neers. All about lias been the scene
of terrific engagements in which the
Germans have won some notable vic
tories under the leadership of the re
doubtable Von Ilindenburg.
This Is the region of the Masurian
lakes, where the Russian general, IJen
nenkampff, received a terrific setback
during the latter part of last August,
when his army by superior strategy on
the part of the Germans was driven
into the lakes and swamps with a re
ported loss of 125,000 killed and
Photo by American Press Association.
DESTBOTED BRIDGE OVER WASTE RIVER.
wounded, while 70,000 prisoners were
taken. This was known as the battle
of Tanncnberg.
In this region, too, the Russians Just
recently received a second disastrous
defeat at the hands of the Germans.
This latter fighting has been described
as the February campaign in East
Prussia and north Poland, and it is
regarded as a second Tannenberg. The
Russians, composing the Tenth army,
were under the command of General
Slevers. It is true that this command
er, by a skillful use of the railroads at
his disposal and by the sacrifice at
times of entire battalions hi order to
bring off a few guns, succeeded in sav
ing a greater part of his artillery, but
no fewer than GO,000 of his 150,000
men were counted among the German
prisoners, while his killed and wound
ed In the four days' battle with which
these operations were inaugurated and
the subsequent running fights are es
timated at not fewer than 30,000 men.
The Russians, however, aver that
the last German victory at the frontier
has been exaggerated and that the Ger
mans failed to force the extreme flanks
of the Russian position.
A MODERN AMAZON.
8oeietv Wcman of Vienna Discovered
In Ranks of Austrian Army.
Fraulein Marie Weissman, a social
favorite in Vienna, was discovered
serving in the ranks of the Austrian
army. She secured the proper equip
ment and, disguising her sex and
name, enlisted as a one year volunteer.
This class furnish their own equip-
Photo by American Press Association.
FBAUIuEIN MARIE WEISS MAM
xnent and serve without remuneration.
Secondary military training oniy is
necessary for this class.
The fraulein served in the campaign
In Galicia and was recommended for
promotion on account of bravery in ac
tion. The discovery of her sex brought
about her retirement, but she is now
fv
t*.
'TT
serving with the Austrian Bed Cross gard for neutral lnterests.-Sprlngfleld
«*p«. I Bepublican.
PITH AND POINT.
idOhieipeople know loo much others
know enough not to.
Tell a secret to a friend and you tell
It to your friend's friend.
He who stores up revenge is harbor
ing a serpent in his breast.
Victuals and vitals are even more
closely combined than usual.
Homemade happiness generally lasts
longer than the kind you get outside.
Every family should keep a scrap
book in which to record the family
scraps.
Thrifty Iceland! When it went dry
It sold its whole stock of liquor to
Denmark:
The man who thinks he could never
be Induced to lay aside his dignity
slips up now and then.
They can't quiet the Mexican child
by telling him that he may live to be
president for three days.
Why is it that the last words of the
great are so much wiser than any they
uttered while in good health?
A cheerful liar Is one who can ex
aggerate a sandwich into a full meal
and make his stomach believe It
The umpire is hoping that the Amer
ican spirit of neutrality will be extend
ed to the belligerency of baseball.
A new phonoscope enables the deaf
to see sounds. Nobody experiences
any difficulty in hearing a cubist pic
ture.
A physician thinks he has discovered
an antidote for bichloride of mercury.
A better way is not to keep the stuff
In the house.
Pert Personals.
Justice Gerard was another of those
good Americans who went Into diplo
macy for the quiet life.—Philadelphia
Ledger.
It must be gall and wormwood to
Count Boni de Castellane tp be cut out
of such a promising career as mar
riage.—Philadelphia inquirer.
Andy Carnegie has given away $74,
000,000 more than John D. Rockefel
ler and apparently doesn't care who
knows It.—Detroit Free Press.
General Rosalie Jones, the well
known leader of the suffragette hikers,
is learning the automobile business.
This looks as if she intended to speed
things up a bit—Indianapolis News.
Cost of Living.
Bread wasn't self rising the specu
lators were under it—Atlanta Consti
tution.
It will be observed from the market
quotations that Btrictly fresh gold Is
worth its weight in wheat—Washing
ton Post
The odor of gasoline as a sure indi
cation of opulence has been succeeded
by the egg stain on the vest—Cleve
land Leader.
Washington reports that there is no
cause for the price of shoes to go up
ward. Did It ever occur to Washing
ton that perhaps the manufacturers,
Jobbers and dealers may need the
money?—Houston Post-
Fashion Frills.
Somebody says that women are go
ing to wear high silk hats. This will
relieve mere man of a crushing respon
sibility that he never really enjoyed.
There are cords of comments on
war's influences on new styles but,
mix it and twist it as you will, fash
ion is fashion with the same old bill.—
Philadelphia Ledger.
Fashion certainly does go from one
extreme to the other with the most
astonishing celerity, and we learn from
an authoritative source that the girls
are even now engaged In leaping from
their present meager surroundings
right into three petticoats apiece.—Co
lumbus Journal.
Facts From France.
Income tax.has been levied in France
for the first time this year.
There are only about 100 negroes
resident in Paris, and It is estimated
that in the whole of France the col
ored population numbers less than 500.
In some parts of France where heavy
rains leave the country in a marshy
condition the postmen travel on stilts,
as do the shepherds and market peo
ple.
Three vaccination operations are
compulsory in France. The first must
be made during the first year of In
fancy, the second in the eleventh year
and the third in the twenty-first year.
Echoes of the War.
Belligerents are rapidly coming to
the point of "legally if we can, illegal
ly If we must"—Chicago Herald.
While the length of the war is much
in doubt, the breadth of it Is very
certain. It is all over Europe.—Detroit
Free Press.
One thing can be said for the people
now engaged in the war, and that is
they didn't make a close corporation
out of it.—Philadelphia Inquirer.
Both sides in the war claim to be
"fighting the battle of neutrals." They
can best show it by a considerate re­
Statement of Condition.
STATEMENTHot
OF THE BANK OK HOT
Springs, of Springs, S. D., at tbe close
of business on March 4th, 1915. Pate of call
by Examiner, March 8th, 1915. Date of report
by bank March 10th, lgl5:
RESOURCES.
Loans & Discounts $181,539.25
Overdrafts 262 41
Bonds
Warrants Noue
Other R«al instate 10,909.66
Expense 66.85
Reserve
a. Due from Banks 48.195.07
b. Checks anil Drafts
for Clearing "101 92
Cash
on
Hand
c. Ctirrency 5,992.00
d. Gold 610.00
e. Silver 974.20
f. Minor Coin 78.42
g. Cash Items 218.52
Total cash items 56,165.13 56,165.11
Total $ 251.942.99
MABIMTIKS.
Capital Stock $ 15,000.00
Surplus Fuuil 20,000.00
I ndivided profits 3,955,90
Bills Payable -including certificates
issued for borrowed money- None
Notes lH-discountcd None
Other liabilities None
Deposits
a. Dividends Unpaid... $ None
b. Deposits subjnet to
cneck 78,163.08
c. Savings Deposits None
d. Certified Checks
Mods
e. Cashier's Checks 7,874 86
f. Due to other Banks .. 4,858 27
g. Demand certificates .. 170.00
t. Time Certificates 121!,520,82
Total Deposits 212,987 O-'i
Total $ 251,492.98
State of South Dakota, County of Fall River-xs
1, G. C. Smith, cachier of the above named,
bank, do solemnly swear that the above state
ment is true to the best of my knowledge nud
belief. G. C, SMITH, Cashier
Correct Attest: U. S. O. Robinson and W. M.
Knowiton, directors,
Subscribed and sworn to before me this 10th
day of March, 1915.
(HEAL) E. B. ADAMS,
Notar_, Public.
My commission expires June 20,1918.
Speea of
Railway
Trains.
Among the fast records of railway
trains for short distances are the fol
lowing: New i'ork Central and Hud
son river, one mile in thirty-two sec
onds Pennsylvania, five and a half
miles in three minutes Burlington
route, two and one-fourth miles in one
minute tfnd twenty seconds Plant sys
tem, five miles in two and one-half
minutes Philadelphia and Reading,
four and eight-tenths miles in two and
a half minutes.
The fastest time on record for a dis
tance of over 440 miles was made by
the Lake Shore and Michigan South
ern from Buffalo to Chicago, In June.
1905, when the distance of 525 miles
was covered in seven hours and fifty
minutes. The fastest long distance run
less than 440 miles was on the New
York Central, on Sept. 11, 1895, from
New York to Buffalo, 436^1 miles, in
407 minutes. The average speed was
sixty-four and one-third miles an hour,
with two stops and twenty-eight slow
ups, and on Jan. 1, 1903, from Albany
to Buffalo, 302 miles, in 295 minutes.—
Philadelphia Press.
Girding Up the Loins.
In Biblical times the strong man
"girded up his loins" when about to
undertake some feat of physical en
durance. And the custom is by no
means obsolete among certain ori
entals at the present time. Thus in
preparing for a fatiguing journey the
oriental winds a piece of cloth about
fifteen feet long and twelve to eighteen
Inches wide tightly around the ab
domen and back. It is put on by hav
ing a person hold one end while the
wearer winds himself up tightly in it
and the orientals believe that this
girdle relieves fatigue and guards
against intestinal troubles by prevent
ing chilling. This explanation of the
sustaining effect of the girdle is prob
ably incorrect although the good
effects themselves cannot be doubted.
In all probability it is the support
given the abdominal muscles, rather
than the protection to the skin, that
explains the beneficial results.—Los
Angeles Times.
SLATE RIVER VALLEY
Jaok Coleman made a trip to the Gap
Monday.
Frank Coleman was a Hot Bprings
shopper Saturday.
Little Dorothy Williams is very sick
with pneumonia.
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Young were Hot
Springs visitors Monday.
MM, W. P. Hamelstrom visited
friends at the Springs, Monday.
Quite a number of friends of Mrs.
Gillespie helped her oelebrate her birth
day last Saturday. All report a fine
time.
Mrs. Canfleld and son and Mrs.
Bruoe and nieoe, Miss filen Coleman,
were visitors at the V. Willoughby
home last Friday.
Mr. and Mre, B. E. James gave a
danoe at their home Friday evening.
There was a small orowd present bat
all report a flue time,
The Rawleigh man oame home the
other night from one of his trips and
deoided he would stay home until the
roads got some bettor.
Mrs, A. O. Ash entertained the
Ladies Aid last Thursday, Fairview
has a pretty lively Aid, there were
fifty-five out in spito of the #now and
storm.
Miss Ida Knenppel was delightfully
surprised last Friday night when about
thirty of her frienda learned that she
had a birthday and oame to help her
oelebrate.
The Fairview base ball association
met at the olab house Saturday night
to discuss the plana for the coming
season. All the old and new players
were present, the new players were
signed and the old onea assigned to
their plaoes on the diamond for the
ooming season. The buslnees feas
transacted whloh resulted In seooring
anew oenter fielder and third base
man from one of the heighboring
teftuifc, An oyster sapper was served
and all went away feeling aatisfied that
they had enjoyed theauelvas.r*
BUSINESS LOCALS. ETC.
Furnished rooms for rpn». Phon*
142, Hot Springs. South lJakorn. 44.9"
For Rent—One of my cottages on
College Hill. Enqnire at Stock m»o9
Bank. Mrs. Etta Ames.
FOR SALE
A lot of registered Hereford bull
oaives. All good ones, oome and see
them. Will be sold right.. Robinson
& Durkin, Hot Springs, S. D. 2w
The {oor mnu'a opportunity to get a
farm and be independent is upper
Wisconsin. The ont-over land, where
orop failures are unknown. For free
'tteralure address N. G. Peterson OUn
Flora, Wi*
For iale—Lots one to live, block
tour, Minnekahta addition, on which is
w*ll of hot miueral water sofflolent
'or ct bath honse, adjoining Minnekahta
spring on tbe west. Adress, W. A.
Wheeler, Atkinson, Nebraska. 46-4fc
For Sale—My Cold Brook property
oonsisttng of eight room residence re.
oently improved, 150 foot lot, barn and
f(
hi
out buildings. Will be sold on
.-•=y teiinn '"qii-e of W. A Rankin
-oL c^iingB, South O&ko^a, 211 II,-,
\vn
Herbert L. Case, pastor. Residence
next door to ohuroh.
en
-n« .li.45
FOR SALE
One two-story dwelling «nd barn
with three lots. One t^o-etory dwell
ing, with one lot. One four room
iottage. One two-story stone businesH
blook. All centrally located. Will
sell all for $7500.00. on easy terms.
Chambers Keilar, Lead, South Dakota.
NOTICE
The PoRfmahfccr General directs the
-'. jpli£Qtioii* ior tbe vacant postmaster
ship at tho proposed postoffioe of Hand
sto!.i»*, South Dakota from the patroun
of that cillca. Applications must be
prepared and forwarded to Mr. Uoy La
b'oi-ue postofflce inspector, Rapid City
?onth Dakota, by Maroh 'JOr.h, 19in.
FIRST METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH
Services every SaLbutb at the church
opposite the post office.
9:30 class meeting, 10 a. m. Sunday
eohooi. 11 n. m. ntorniEg sermon,
6:30 p. m. Epworth League, 7:30 p. m.
°vening sermon.
Weekly prayer meeting Thursday
evening.
A cordial invitation to strangers and
frienda to worseiw with us,
MINNEKAHTA
Colonel Ainswcrt.h came out to the
ranoh Tuesday morning.
Mrs. Marty, of visited at the home
hereon Ed, south of Minnekahta,
ast week,
Waiter Snyder returned home Tues
day morning, after an absence of two
years in Washington,
Mr. Garrett, our former section boss,
was in Minnekahta a short time ago.
He brought his baby boy for Mrs. Boyd
to take oaro of until he gets settled
once more.
Young Mr. Dennis, who started from
Hot Springe, Wednesday morning for
hie ranoh near Newoastle, was obliged
'0 give it up and return, a» he oould
•ot make the trip through the deep
now.
Mr. Rnd Mre. LilHe have moved baok
on their own psaoe and Frank Gilchrist
will mp!ce bis home at Mrs, Hewitt's
while making improvements on bis
homestead. He will also put in the
orops her this spring.
Several of the families who oame to
the show Friday night from Erskine
got off the road and lost in the snow,
and it took them some time to find the
again, They do not oare to have an
other experienoe like that.
Tbe home taient play was postponed
until Friday night. It was still snow
ing, but the house was well filled and
the aotors did fine. Mr. Lillie as the
"Rasoal,n Mr. Boyd as "CJnole lerry"
and Miss Wilkinson as "Aunt Lu
oinda," were exceptionally good.
Framino
Kodak Finishing
Enlarging
Tpewriters
and
Supplies
Stevens Studio
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